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Free texting? There's an app for that

Free texting? There's an app for that
It could be the app that is every Teen's dream. A company called Gogii is offering an app called textPlus that allows users to send unlimited, free texts from an iPhone or iPod Touch to any text capable phone on any carrier. And the bill is paid by textPlus, which means that parents will probably love this app as much as the kids do.

Now this doesn't mean that the isn't a catch-most things that sound too good to be true usually are. The texts are advertisement supported which means that banner ads run throughout the app. Eventually, Gogii plans on including ads within the text messages themselves and who can blame them? Reaching the coveted teenage demographic isn't always so easy and this app should provide an easy way for advertisers to get through to their target. Additionally, Gogii might try to raise revenue by offering virtual goods or a paid version of the app. The founders of Gogii already have tasted success in the cellular world. They started up Jamdat, a company that sold ringtones and games to cell owners by use of text messages. The company was sold to EA for $680 million dollars in 2006.

source: NYTimes

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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:43

1. vzw fanman (Posts: 1972; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)


i love how it's a picture of the env but the article is about the iphone.

posted on 25 Aug 2009, 17:28

9. B_Adams (Posts: 24; Member since: 25 May 2009)


i was thinkin the same thing. lol

posted on 26 Aug 2009, 00:11

12. volvo (Posts: 38; Member since: 26 May 2009)


no because it says "A company called Gogii is offering an app called textPlus that allows users to send unlimited, free texts from an iPhone or iPod Touch to any text capable phone on any carrier."

posted on 25 Aug 2009, 09:31

2. LGVX1993 (Posts: 260; Member since: 27 Jan 2009)


What a coincidence. I downloaded this app last night. It really does work on my iPod Touch.

posted on 25 Aug 2009, 10:07

3. matistight (Posts: 200; Member since: 13 May 2009)


i had this app when textfree was popular, you can do group chats!!!!!try it!!!

posted on 25 Aug 2009, 11:10

4. BlackberryUser (Posts: 609; Member since: 26 Jun 2009)


The ability to text on the iPod Touch is cool, I have unlimited text on my phone so that wasn't as impressive.

posted on 25 Aug 2009, 12:25

5. PapaJay224 (Posts: 866; Member since: 08 Feb 2009)


Yeah now NO ONE has a reason to buy an iPhone....

posted on 25 Aug 2009, 14:12

6. YouLostTheGame (Posts: 441; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)


You hit the nail on the head my good man! I always thought that ATT service is so worthless that you might as well buy an ipod touch and run skype on it. Now you really can have your cake and eat it too!

posted on 25 Aug 2009, 15:30

7. Phoney (Posts: 13; Member since: 16 Aug 2009)


But does Gogii pay the bill for incoming texts??

posted on 25 Aug 2009, 16:24

8. panamared0647 (Posts: 1; Member since: 25 Aug 2009)


i'm wondering the same thing

posted on 25 Aug 2009, 22:50

11. matistight (Posts: 200; Member since: 13 May 2009)


i think it goes over data and on a touch it just goes through wi fi, like the jamster crap you see on tv like that stuff....but this is free and worth download

posted on 25 Aug 2009, 18:58

10. Vlondril (Posts: 91; Member since: 22 Aug 2009)


i would say no....just a gamble though.

posted on 26 Aug 2009, 10:37

13. JK Wylde (Posts: 12; Member since: 26 Aug 2009)


Awesome for the iPod Touch! But what would be the point of downloading this to an iPhone? Does AT&T have an iPhone plan that doesn't include texting?

posted on 26 Aug 2009, 21:47

14. MTLance (unregistered)


lol, prepare for spam blasting action with free stuff lol. Muahahahaha. Nothing is actually free in this world.

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